If you are looking for a spur of the moment trip, why not go somewhere that has a fabulous festival? Here are some festivals around the world that you should consider attending:
If you love Indie Rock: Primavera Sound, Barcelona
Europe’s most fun festival features indie bands and crowd pleasers (like Hot Chip, Pulp, Foals, Pixies in the past) who perform on six outdoor stages at the waterside Parc del Forum. This year’s lineup includes The Black Keys, Patti Smith, James Blake, and Interpol. The festival takes place June 2-4. If you are a music lover, you won’t want to miss this festival. For more information, visit www.primaverasound.com.
For the Art Lover: Art Basel, Switzerland
See some of the world's best contemporary art at Art Basel in Switzerland from June 16-19th. During the Art Basel festival, more than 2,500 artists are represented. Art Basel also has outposts in Miami and, more recently, in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.artbasel.com.
For Jazz Enthusiasts: Paris Jazz Festival
Big names, as well as emerging talents, will perform at the Paris Jazz Festival, in the city's beautiful Parc Floral. Dates will be announced in the near future. For more information, visit www.parisjazzfestival.fr.
For Folk Music Lovers: Bonnaroo in Tennessee
Bonnaroo has its roots in folk-rock and jam bands. After all, Tennessee is the home of country music! The festival definitely has an edge (Kanye West was a headliner last year). This year’s theme is 15 years of magic. Expect to see great bands such as Pearl Jam, Mackelmore, Judd Apatow, Ellie Goulding and J. Cole. The fun starts June 9th and runs through June 16th. For more information, visit www.bonnaroo.com/.